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Bus Operator helps reunite puppy with owner 

Posted by John Komarek | Thursday, September 28, 2023 11:50:00 AM
For dog parents, losing your dog is the worst feeling in the world. Luckily for 5-month-old Rocky’s parents, Bus Operator Christy Scott found him and made sure he got home. “I was very lost and didn’t know what to do,” Jessie Oberfoell, Rocky’s [...]
Behind the Badge

Behind the Badge: Erika Hatle 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, September 28, 2023 10:39:00 AM
How did you get into law enforcement? I grew up on the west side of Saint Paul and originally went to school to become a vet. I had a change of heart when I saw my older brother get sworn-in as a Minneapolis police officer. I’ve always [...]
Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Hernan Smiley Smith 

Posted by John Komarek | Wednesday, September 27, 2023 8:00:00 AM
Hernan Smiley Smith now has a job he never thought he could have and that’s helping him become an example for his children. “I want my kids to see that hard work and consistency will get you what you want,” Smiley Smith said. “I don’t [...]
Where I'm From

Where I'm From: Jenna Race, Associate Communications Specialist 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, September 21, 2023 10:08:00 AM
Metro Transit employees come from many cultures and backgrounds. To celebrate this diversity, employees who are proud to share their heritage and identity will be regularly featured on the Riders' Almanac blog. Read more stories here. Please [...]
Transit Police

Metro Transit Police Department joins 30x30 Initiative 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, September 12, 2023 8:49:00 AM
In college, Alexis Junker wasn’t sure whether she’d make it as a police officer, a position predominately held by men. But her confidence grew with each step she took toward the profession, including spending nine months as a Community [...]
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